Wednesday, July 14, 2010
THE PRICE OF MATERIALISM
The abduction of five journalists in Abia State on Sunday 11th July, 2010 x-rays the fallout of our materialistic society. Our governments at all levels were the first to use money as a bait to trap our youths. They introduced lottery. 'He fit be you!' Soon Nigerians were tricked with 'Win a car per day'. Today the telephone network providers invade our privacy with unthinkable offers turning all of us into gamblers! Now we are all dreamers, from Aso Rock to Ajegunle Jungle City. Those who cannot win and whose appetites have been wet are kidnapping the poor and the rich. We all cried foul when Islamic clerics called for a ban on gambling of all shades.